Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam doubled down on his endorsement of post-delivery abortions the day after he made the horrifying comments live on camera.
During a press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Northam if he regretted his comments, or if he could have expressed them in a better fashion that would not have left the pro-infanticide legislation dead in the water. In response, he immediately shot back “No I don’t.”
He claimed that his pro-infanticide answer came from his 21 years as a pediatric neurosurgeon, in which the doctor and patient come together to determine medical decisions.
“I’m a physician, um, I’m also the governor, but when I’m asked questions, a lot of times, it is put in the context of being a position,” Northam said, “So no, I don’t have any regrets.”
Northam claimed his only regrets were for how his remarks, in which he claimed a baby could be delivered, “kept comfortable,” and then murdered at the request of the mother after a consultation with her doctor, “were mischaractarized.”
“The personal insults toward me, I really find disgusting.”
Northam explicitly endorsed the idea that an abortion could be carried out even if the mother is in labor and the child’s head was crowning, stating that in such a situation, the baby would be delivered, resuscitated if necessary, then “kept comfortable” while the new mother and her “provider” make a determination about the fate of the infant’s life.
Big League Politics archived video of the statement.
It is unclear how Northam thinks his comments were mischaracterized or taken out of context.
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